'Bedevilled' Murder Thriller Goes to Distrib Films (Berlin)

"Midnight F.M.," screening at the European Film Market, sold to three Asian territories.

SEOUL -- Bedevilled, the latest murder thriller from Jang Chul-soo, which recently won the Grand Prix at the Gerardmer Fantastic Film Festival, was sold to France’s Distrib Films, a Seoul-based sales company Finecut announced Friday. 

Separately, a creature film Chaw and a blockbuster war movie 71 — Into the Fire, which is scheduled to be released in Japan this month by Kadokawa Pictures, were sold to CTV for French distribution. 71 — Into the Fire was also sold to Hwa Yea Multimedia for Malaysia and Brunei. 

For other thrillers, Midnight F.M., which will be screened in EFM, was sold to Hong Kong’s Mei Ah Selection, Taiwan’s Eagle International and Singapore’s Shaw. The film centers on a psychological game between a female radio DJ and a psycho killer during a live radio show. Helmer Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil, another thriller, added a Spanish deal with Mediatres along with Maywin Films for ex-USSR, Portugal’s MPA, Atlantic for Scandinavia and Iceland and Mei Ah Selection for Hong Kong.

Cyrano Agency, a romantic comedy inspired by the French drama Cyrano de Bergerac, was sold to Taiwan’s CatchPlay and Singapore’s Clover Films. Also sold to Taiwan’s Catchplay is action film Troubleshooter. The film was also sold to Thailand’s J-Bics before EFM.